Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited or equivalent program.
  2. Graduate Record Examination General Test for applicants from non-ABET accredited programs.
  3. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00).
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Engineering degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Civil Engineering Department.

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major option, including the credits granted for the design project and the research leading to the design project. All credits must be pre-approved by the advisor.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A minimum of 15-credit hours of course work.
  4. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  5. Preparation of a written design project approved by the faculty advisor.
  6. Required Courses:
  7. Environmental Option
    CE 536Environmental Engineering III3
    CE 537Environmental Engineering IV3
    CHE 504Air Pollution Control3
    CE 595Design Project6
    Electives15
    Structures Option
    CE 502Structural Stability3
    CE 503Structural Dynamics3
    CE 555Prestressed Concrete-Analysis and Design3
    or CE 557 Advanced Steel Design
    CE 595Design Project6
    Electives15
    Transportation Option
    CE 517Transportation Asset Management3
    CE 518Pavement Engineering3
    CE 519Sustainable Pavements3
    CE 595Design Project6
    Elective15
    Water Resources Option
    CE 526Applied Hydraulics3
    CE 524Open Channel Hydraulics3
    CE 525Surface Hydrology3
    or GEOE 417 Hydrogeology
    CE 595Design Project6
    Electives15
    General Civil Engineering Option
    CE 517Transportation Asset Management3
    or CE 518 Pavement Engineering
    or CE 519 Sustainable Pavements
    CE 502Structural Stability3
    or CE 503 Structural Dynamics
    CE 526Applied Hydraulics3
    or CE 524 Open Channel Hydraulics
    or CE 525 Surface Hydrology
    CE 536Environmental Engineering III3
    or CE 537 Environmental Engineering IV
    CE 595Design Project6
    Electives12

 Combined Degree in Civil Engineering

To encourage undergraduate engineering students to extend their studies to include a graduate degree, the College of Engineering and Mines has a combined program that permits students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in an engineering discipline. This program allows students to designate two three-credit graduate courses to count for both degrees. The selected courses must have graduate course standing and be designated when a student requests admission to the program.

Students may be admitted to the Civil Engineering Combined Degree program after the completion of 95 credit hours toward the bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.3 and before completion of the bachelor’s degree. The student is admitted to the School of Graduate Studies' on completion of 125 credit hours for the bachelor’s degree.